New from Electronic Component News is the very first episode of our Engineering Update newscast We talk about smart TVs and unmanned cars from CES, a pill-sized device for imaging the esophagus, a dual-mode infrared camera and robotic fish for data gathering.
Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics, tells Steve Kroft that using robots can help lower labor costs and keep manufacturing in the U.S., which will ultimately boost employment. Brooks indicates that as overseas labor costs go up, robots will also lead the way in returning manufacturing jobs to the U.S.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Mouser Electronics, the electronic components distributor that adds new parts daily and offers same-day shipping with no minimum order, we’re building a better atom smasher, creating music with a spark-shooting Tesla coil, and developing a robot that vomits on command.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, the premier supplier of power system components for worldwide markets, we’re sending spikey little spacecraft to Martian moons, building a creepy little robot toddler, and moving one step closer to robotic telepresence.
CNN Money brings us the story of Singapore-based farmer Jack Ng and his company, Sky Greens, which builds vertical farms to supply locally-grown food in an economy that is almost completely dependent upon imports. By layering the farms vertically, Ng can make better use of the little available space in Singapore.
The Waterloo Labs crew rigs up four go Karts to manipulate the throttle, gas, and brakes along with an RFID Item system to make a real, playable version of Mario Kart. Follow along as they explain how they built the karts, then take to the track for a modern-day take on a classic video game.
The growing popularity of Greek yogurt in the United States has revived at least one town in upstate New York when Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya decided to buy a closing yogurt factory in New Berlin, N.Y. He's grown the staff from 5 employees to over 1300 people. Rock Center’s Harry Smith reports.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re working with the world’s smallest wrench, crossing the pacific in an autonomous wave rider, and creating a humanoid robot that can walk, talk, and … act? Today’s episode features: RoboThespian is a life-sized, programmable humanoid robot designed to talk, sing, he’s even recites Shakespeare. Engineered Arts is currently at work on a next generation humanoid dynamic robot.
Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re taking our first taste test on Mars, building an underwater hotel, and powering the EcoBot with nothing more than poo.
Just a glimpse of the 1,500 engineers working are enough to give you an idea of the size and scale of the super jumbo A380. Each part requires precision and patience - 4,000 rivets alone are used to attach the wings to the body. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee looks at how Airbus assembles and tests the largest passenger jet in the world.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, we're playing catch with Disney robots, colonizing Mars with deep pocketed donors, and beaming aboard a Star Trek classroom.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, we’re propelling bio-bots with rat blood, creating a dancing robot, “Gangnam Style”, and blowing up James Bond’s Aston Martin.
Element Electronics is one of many companies who have re-shored an assembly line from Asia back to Canton, Michigan. While most of the parts are still produced overseas, the TVs are assembled, tested and packaged in Canton by workers who otherwise might not have a job.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discusses how Amazon makes money off of Kindles, which is one of the key differentiators between Amazon and its competitors, like Apple. As to whether a phone is in the company's future, Bezos won't say one way or another. Bezos seems skeptical of same-day deliveries, but is optimistic about opening retail stores — but only if they're better than existing retail stores.
The United States may have shifted to a post-industrial economy, but that does not mean the manufacturing sector is dead. Far from it. From coast to coast, manufacturers are making more products, but with fewer people, as the sector makes an improbable rebound after a tough recession.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by PD&D TV, we’re building a bionic arm, creating a bladeless ceiling fan, and adding hands-free augmented reality to glasses.
Today on Engineering Newswire, the unique 1.6-liter Nissan DIG-T DeltaWing bears a striking resemblance to the a vehicle driven by the caped crusader (that means Batman). Also, we’re painting dreams with robots, monitoring our neural activity, and carving pumpkins with CNCs.
James Dyson, inventor and founder of the Dyson company, discusses patent infringements with New York Times reporter Steve Lohr. The Dyson company works diligently to not only innovate, but protect that innovation patent infringement. It's an issue that is as prevalent as its ever been.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, we’re building nanoscale structures with metal, solving the iPhone’s picture problems, manufacturing 40 custom coupés, engineering Porsche’s greatest model yet, and designing an amphibious ATV.
Steve Rattner, the former auto industry czar, says that the Chevy Volt is irrelevant to GM's bottom line but that the auto industry has never been more efficient. The problems that remain are the complete opposite of what affected the industry during the auto bailouts.